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Heinrich Pette

Born 1887
Died 1964

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German neuropathologist, 1887-1964.

Biography of Heinrich Pette

Heinrich Pette in 1955 was the president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin. At the University of Hamburg the Heinrich Pette Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology is named in his honour.

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